#1
I really want an 8 string Ibanez with a tremolo arm, why aren't these offered generally? It's only a bit bigger than a 7 string
#2
There isn't enough demand to mass produce them in the volumes Ibanez requires for it to be very profitable. If you think there's enough demand, present your market research to them.

Kahler, being a much smaller company, does do them though.
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#3
1. Not enough demand
2. String tension
3. Few 8 string trem units exist, because of the first two. The ones that exist are expensive or crappy or not available in volume.

Developing a new trem just for one or two models that are niche in the first place isn't profitable right now. That will probably change as ERGs become more popular.

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#4
It's a shame as I really like 8 Strings but I want the tremolo, you'd think you might get one on a Prestige though.
#5
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It's a shame as I really like 8 Strings but I want the tremolo, you'd think you might get one on a Prestige though.


Schecter has an 8 string with a Floyd Rose:

http://www.thomann.de/pt/schecter_hellraiser_c_8_fr_black_cherry.htm

Since I don't know your budget, I have no idea if you can afford it or not.

If you're in the US, Agile should have 8 string models with tremolos. Can't think of any other brands since I don't know much about 8 strings

But yeah, if it really has to be an Ibanez, I'm afraid they don't produce 8 strings with tremolos yet.
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#6
Agile is honestly the best best for ERGs with trems. They even do multiscales with trems for a decent price.
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#7
Get one of these beauties

http://www.caparisonguitars.com/en/products/signature-series/apple-horn-8

Probably not much more than $10K
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#8
For now the schecter is your best bet. They are starting to gain a bit of popularity tho, Strandberg just added tremolo options for their 8 strings but alas, they're not cheap.
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#9
Quote by Chargrill3d
I really want an 8 string Ibanez with a tremolo arm, why aren't these offered generally? It's only a bit bigger than a 7 string


Talk to Ibanez.

Meanwhile, Agile has them with Kahler trems (for both multi-scale and single scale guitars) and with Floyds (Floyd Rose makes an 8-string trem).
#10
I've played one of the Schecter 8s with a floyd. I promise it's great.
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Because it is a harp not a guitar.
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